Quick Tips On Caring For Your French Horn

Last spring we updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. Below is the general care and maintenance video for French horns, with instruction given by Chelsea Whittington of our Retail Sales Staff.

Students Who Take Music Lessons Have Better Grades Than Peers

According to a German Institute for Economic Research study, teens who take music lessons outside of school score significantly higher in terms of cognitive skills, have better grades, and are more conscientious and ambitious than their peers.

~ Hille, Al, Schupp, J., (2013), “How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills,” SOEPpapers: The German Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin

Sam Richards – Staff Spotlight

Our staff spotlight for August is on Sam Richards in the repair shop. Sam is a brass repair technician and has been at Paige’s for a little over 4 years now. Learn more about him over on our blog!

Moral Values Treasured Through The Arts

“The creative arts are the measure and reflection of our civilization. They offer many children an opportunity to see life with a larger perspective…The moral values we treasure are reflected in the beauty and truth that is emotionally transmitted through the arts. The arts say something about us to future generations.”

~ Ann P. Kahn, Former President of The National PTA

Adia Mimms – Student Spotlight

Over the summer we visited the Symphonic Youth Orchestra to interview some of their students. We were curious to find out how music has influenced them throughout their school careers, as well as how it has prepared them for the future. Next up is Adia Mimms from Lawrence North High School. Please take a couple of minutes to get to know her and how music has shaped her school career.

A big thank you to Shawn Goodman and the rest of the staff at the Symphonic Youth Orchestra. To learn more about the SYO please visit their website at https://www.syogi.org.

The Arts Are An Important Catalyst

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

~ Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

Product Feature: Bach Stradivarius New York 190S43W2 Centennial B-flat Trumpet

New to the Paige’s Music inventory and directly from the Conn-Selmer factory in Elkhart, Indiana, is the Bach Stradivarius New York 190S43W2 Centennial B-flat Trumpet!

2018 represents 100 years since the legendary Vincent Bach began his instrument manufacturing legacy. From the early beginnings of mouthpiece manufacturing, to the great horns that have come out of Mt. Vernon, NY and Elkhart, IN locations, the Vincent Bach brand is one of the most highly regarded in the industry.  Available ONLY in the year 2018, the 190S43W2 commemorates this anniversary with a number of functional and aesthetic modifications to the standard 190S43 model.

 

Playing and Production Features:

  • Professional #43 bell with a side-seam resulting in a quick response and a brilliant tone
  • Combination of two-piece valve construction, nickel silver outer slides, brass valve guides, and a steel bell wire provides a broad sound with a quick response and great feedback to the player
  • A .459″ medium-large bore produces a well-rounded sound for all types of music
  • Round steel bell wire allows for great projection and sound quality

 

Commemorative Features:

  • 24k gold trim on valves, 3rdvalve slide rod stop, and tuning slide water key
  • 100thanniversary custom engraving on the bell
  • “100 years” commemorative stamp on 2ndvalve casing
  • Custom 100thanniversary wood-shell trumpet case with a burgundy interior and commemorative case badge

Having personally played this horn on several occasions, there is just a sense of ease and control that comes with it. Nothing feels forced, response is immediate, there is a noticeable difference in the vibration influenced by the side-seamed bell as opposed to the bottom-seam on standard models, and the tone is exactly as the description reads… BRILLIANT!

Anyone is welcome to come into the store at any time to try out this outstanding trumpet and consider owning a piece of Vincent Bach history.

The Future Belongs To Young People

“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”

~ Barack Obama